L.A. Noire: The surprise social game of 2011

Gamer's Guide to, Friday 20th May 2011: L.A. Noire has hit the gaming industry like a ton of bricks, and has been lauded for its single player experience. Andrew Testerman asserts that L.A. Noire is just as good, if not better, when played with multiple people, saying that many of its gameplay elements are conducive to audience participation.

GGTL: "Because L.A. Noire is so inviting, its gameplay lends itself to group participation gaming in a way I’ve never experienced outside the likes of Rock Band and Smash Bros. The game encourages players to be slow, thorough, taking in every scrap of evidence in the hope of catching a suspect in a lie. This turns any casual observer of the game into a first-rate gumshoe, right alongside the person actually holding the controls. “Check the bathroom,” Renee tells me as I peruse a suspect’s house, and - surely enough - after some snooping around, we’re three clues closer to putting the case together."

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likerussia3172d ago

What a wonderful way to speak about this game, I enjoyed it very much!

Wardog13683172d ago

This is very true. I actually just watched my brother play it for 3 hours.

teedogg803172d ago (Edited 3172d ago )

It's simply amazing how awesome this game is. Not for everyone though. I think a lot of people will miss out on this great experience simply because you can't just blast away at everything.

MonkJammas3172d ago

Sounds like it will be a similar social experience to how I found Heavy Rain - could be that all detective games lend themselves to this.

Very much looking forward to playing it when it arrives (hopefully) tomorrow.

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